Lahaina, Hawaii Business Lawyers

William Saunders, Jr. Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Environmental and Personal Injury
Stanford University Law School
Bill was a founding member of the firm in 1989 and was a partner through 2003. He is currently “Of Counsel” to the firm in light of his executive responsibilities with National Golf Courses, Inc. In his nearly 25 years of trial practice in Hawaii, Bill has represented a wide variety of clients as plaintiffs or defendants in matters involving wrongful death, serious personal injury, real estate and business litigation, and environmental litigation. Over the years, his clients have included major insurance companies such as State Farm, Allstate, Colonial Penn, USAA, Home Insurance, National Union and United Pacific, major corporations...
John Olson
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Kamuela, HI Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(808) 885-8533 65-1291 Kawaihae Rd. #102
Kamuela, HI 96743
Business, Construction, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
John L. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters from litigation (civil, probate, trust disputes); advising businesses in day to day matters, including contracts and management; transactional work for individuals and business; criminal defense; to Estate Planning in Kona and Kamuela. As a sole practioner he gained a width breadth of knowledge to assist his clients in just about anything. He was born and raised on the Island of O`ahu, and moved to Kona in 1973 with his wife. There, they raised two sons: Robert and Peter Olson, both of whom are...
Elijah Yip
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(808) 892-3370 1003 Bishop Street, Suite #2700
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Jon Ahmed Zahaby
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(808) 347-5320 888 Mililani Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
James J. Bickerton Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Appeals, Consumer and Employment
UCLA School of Law
Jim Bickerton has been practicing law in Hawaii for more than 36 years and is widely regarded as one of the best trial attorneys in Honolulu.

Jim currently represents a wide range of both plaintiff and defendant clients in commercial and real estate litigation, consumer class actions, professional liability of attorneys, accountants and real estate brokers, medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and First Amendment and defamation issues.

In addition to his trial practice, Jim is a past Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association, past Governor of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, a member of the Hawaii Chief Justice’s...
Raymond Iwamoto
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(808) 523-6006 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Real Estate and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jason Braswell
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Holualoa, HI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(808) 464-5223 76-5908 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI 96740
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Criminal
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jason R. Braswell graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a B.S. with honors in biology research and received his J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2003, and spent his first six years of practice in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, practicing in its litigation department. Jason left Skadden and moved to Kailua-Kona to try his hand at entrepreneurship as the co-owner, along with his wife Melissa, of Big Island Running Company, which they built into a thriving running...
Rick Abelmann
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(808) 589-1010 677 Ala Moana Blvd #1009
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Washington University School of Law
Rick Abelmann is a bankruptcy attorney admitted to practice in Hawaii and New York. He graduated in economics before entering law school, and worked for both small and large business and firms in the past. Rick previously practiced corporate and securities law in Hong Kong with Clifford Chance, one of the largest law firms in the world, and also spent time working on the trading floor for the equities division of the Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley. He worked on transactions valued at hundreds of millions of dollars on a regular basis.

After leaving the corporate world,...
Lynda L. Arakawa
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 523-6040 745 Fort Street
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Kevin Robert Seiter Mr.
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Kailua Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(808) 329-0731 75-650 Mahi Iulani Pl
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Divorce, Environmental and Insurance Claims
Southwestern Law School
1968-1972 - University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy. 1972-1975 - Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 16, 1975. December 18, 1975 -- Admitted to State Bar of California. 1976-1977 -- Associate Professor, Southwestern University, School of Law. 1977-1978 -- Law Clerk, Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Court, Central District of California. November 1978 -- Admitted to practice before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 1978 - Representative, International Professional Surfing. 1978-1980 -- Associate, Rosen, Wachtell & Gilbert, Century City, California. State of Hawaii. October, 1981 -- Admitted to practice law in the State...
Matthew Matsunaga
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(808) 523-6061 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Barry D. Edwards Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Criminal and Real Estate
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Barry is a full-time trial lawyer with over 40 years' experience. He graduated from the University of Georgia Law School in 1975, and spent the first 12 years of his career practicing in Aspen, Colorado.

While in Aspen, he was private counsel to the city and the county governments,represented a major local bank, and worked toward development of commercial and residential projects, with related land use processes.

He litigated complex land use and real estate zoning, entitlements and permitting cases, tried commercial disputes, and defended the accused in Colorado's state and federal courts.

Barry came to Honolulu in 1987, joining the litigation section...
Natalie S. Hiu
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 523-6003 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
David Robert Squeri III
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(808) 426-7918 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1410
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Employment
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Diligent and Tenacious Representation, Realistic and Practical Solutions

With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and Litigation /and/ Business and Transactional Law.

- Dispute Resolution and Litigation: As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals. My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.

- Business and Transactional Law: My transactional practice includes the full...
Paul Herrán
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(808) 383-8829 1088 Bishop Street
Penthouse
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Immigration, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
As the landscape for legal services evolves, our fundamental goal is to continuously elevate our level of service to clients and control costs at the same time. To accomplish this important goal, a creative approach to solving legal problems becomes crucial. We believe creativity means finding the right solution unique for each individual client, rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach. We also rely on innovative technologies to enhance client value. It is our pleasure to provide you with such services. We are here to help and we take pride in doing so. Contracts Immigration Environmental Law Agency...
Daniel Chen
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(808) 225-6535 Pacific Guardian Center, Mauka Tower
737 Bishop Street, Suite 2400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
I practice in the area of civil lawsuits and disputes and specialize in disputes involving personal injury, trusts/estates, real estate transactions, business/corporations, and sex assault claims. I represent clients in federal court, state court, arbitrations, administrative hearings, and mediations. I have received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. If you would like to discuss any legal issues, please feel free to contact me. E-Mail: dchen@rmhawaii.com Phone: (808) 225-6535 Fax: (808) 521-0597
Carl Schlack Jr
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(808) 523-6044 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Real Estate and Securities
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Mr.  Nathan Natori
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(808) 275-0155 1003 Bishop St. #1360
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Construction, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Nathan Natori has been practicing law in Hawaii since 1992, and has represented clients running the gamut from state and county agencies, large corporations (Nextel, The Queen's Health System, Holland America Line, Kaiser Permanente), and local families and individuals. Whether big or small, each client is important to Mr. Natori and receives the same level of service. Timely responses from an attorney who cares and whom you can trust is what you will receive at Natori Law Office LLLC.
Richard Paul McClellan III
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(808) 523-0449 846 S Hotel St #308
Honolulu, HI 96813-2583
Business, Tax and White Collar Crime
Mitchell Wong
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(808) 546-1200 1136 Union Mall
#804
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Mitchell S. Wong has been a lawyer in Hawaii since 1991, when he began his career at the law firm of David C. Schutter. At the time, the law firm was known as Schutter & Glickstein, and the focus of the law firm's practice was personal injury and civil litigation. In time, Mr. Wong became a partner at the law firm, which was then restyled as Schutter Dias Smith & Wong. In 2004 Mr. Wong started his present law firm. While Mr. Wong has continued his diverse work in civil litigation, he also expanded his practice to include family...
Eric Allan Elkind
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(808) 523-6090 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Regan M. Iwao
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(808) 439-8041 745 Fort Street
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Mark Ito
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(808) 523-6045 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California - Berkeley
Lisa M. Volquardsen
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Kailua-Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 447-1761 P.O. Box 1450
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Business, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Naomi Hirayasu
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(808) 587-7700 1188 Bishop St., Suite 604
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England, U.K. and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
We as husbands and wives, military members and spouses, parents, men and women from all walks of life, often find ourselves struggling with legal conflicts. Divorce, child custody disputes, and other family law issues can have a significant impact on our futures.

With over 25 years of experience, our Honolulu office can be a safe haven to those seeking legal help with difficult issues. Focusing primarily on family law, our practice is devoted to helping clients come to mutual agreements tailored to resolve their case. However, when negotiations and agreements fail to produce results, we stand prepared to vigorously represent your...
Jeffrey Piper
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(808) 523-6789 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Securities and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
Khaled Mujtabaa
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(808) 524-0511 1109 Bethel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Philip Brown
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(808) 523-5900 1003 Bishop St
Ste. 2005
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Although Phil Brown has been a full time litigation attorney since 1985, he became a Hawaii attorney after moving to Honolulu in 1993. Mr. Brown started this office in 1997 after working for some of the finest law firms in Hawaii, New York and Virginia. Upon graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1985, Mr. Brown was an associate at Hunton and Williams. In 1987 Mr. Brown joined the New York office of Reid and Priest (later known as Thelen Reid and Priest). Mr. Brown often credits these two highly regarded, national law firms as...
Trejur P. Bordenave
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 944-8400 1575 S. Beretania St.
Ste 206
Honolulu, HI 96826
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Keith Matsuoka
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(808) 523-7041 841 Bishop Street
Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Santa Clara University
Joseph Fagundes III
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Kailua-Kona, HI Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(808) 326-9831 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy
Suite 101B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Maritime and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Serving Hawaii as a civil litigator since 1980.
Robert Ueoka
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(808) 537-3500 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 503
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
Scot Z. Matayoshi
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 439-8042 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
David Farmer
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(808) 222-3133 225 Queen St
Suite 15A
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Estate Planning
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
David C. Farmer received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 1985. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy. He was previously an associate and partner with Case & Lynch, a partner with Lynch & Farmer, counsel with Ashford & Wriston, and an associate with Wagner Watson & DiBianco. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 1982, and its litigation and business sections, and the Hawai`i State Bar Association since 1983. He has served on the HSBA Publications Committee and been an editor and contributing author to...
Nolan Kimei Yogi
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Kapolei, HI Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(808) 672-0105 PO Box 700954
Kapolei, HI 96709
Business, Collections, Divorce and Family
Drake University
Nolan K. Yogi is a graduate of the University of Hawaii (Business Administration) and Drake University Law School. He has been in practice for over 31 years in Hawaii and Ohio. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Hawaii, Ohio and California. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, US Tax Court, US District Courts in Hawaii and Ohio. He provides experienced legal services in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Paternity, Guardianships, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury and Accidents, Landlord and Tenant, Home and Small Business counseling and representation, Debt Collection...
Greg Ryan
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 532-9933 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1110
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
At Greg Ryan & Associates, we believe in providing quality legal representation at an affordable price. We are here to represent you in your family law and estate planning matters, and we are on your side. We will take the time to really listen to you, and we will work with you to develop a winning strategy. At all times, we will be clear and candid in our assessment of your case, and we will strive to resolve your legal issue completely and expeditiously
Darl Gleed
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Kailua-Kona, HI Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(808) 329-6600 75-5905 Walua Rd. Ste. 10
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Stanley Ching
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(808) 521-1456 220 S King St
Ste 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Tax
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Margery Bronster
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(808) 524-5644 Pauahi Tower
1003 Bishop Street #2300
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Antitrust and Real Estate
Victoria Kalman
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Kailua Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(808) 334-9888 75-165 Hualalai Road, Suite 201
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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